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Oh, how we love our mama’s. (contest)

2 sun catchers
2 sun catchers with their mother’s ashes.

Let’s celebrate our appreciation for our mother figures in our life.  Who deserves a big thank you for loving us unconditionally.  Mother’s day isn’t just for mom, we can give praise to our Aunties, grandmothers or neighbor who have treated us with love and open arms.

Are you a mom? Do tell!!!!  What has it meant to you to be a mom?  Even if it’s to a pet, you still count!!!  At least I think so.  And here is a great place for you to sing your praises about motherhood.

Is your mom your angel now?  Mine is, and this is a great place to share something nice about her.

Did you get a memory bead made with her ashes or hair? Let’s see it!  Send us a photo of you wearing your mom proudly.

For each person who shares a story and photo, you are entered to win a custom glass vial.  Just tell me the basic shape, color and size you want and I will make a few an you will get to pick your favorite one.
A winner will be picked 2 weeks before Mother’s Day, (Sunday May 13th).  This way you can have the vial in time for Mother’s Day as something you can keep for yourself or to gift to your special loved one.

 

Here’s what to do.

Send in a photo and a nice testimonial about “MOM” to our website from this link.  I don’t want to publish our email address, so if you are a legit email, I will respond so you can send us your photo.

Here’s the link: https://togetheragainmemorybeads.com/contact/

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23 Songs for a Disney Funeral or Celebration of Life

Disney Funeral or Celebration of Life

As some of you know, I am a big Disney fan.  So I asked a question on a few Disney discussion groups for some suggestions for some lovely Disney songs that could be played at a funeral, memorial or celebration of life.  And this is what my fellow Disney fans came up with.

Mary on the Teacups at DisneylandMy mom passed away on Easter weekend 2014, exactly 12 years to the day after this photo was taken at Disneyland.  At her funeral I was in a daze and was unable to come up with a song, so the church picked some traditional hymns.  Mom took my sister and I to Disneyland as children and if I had thought of it, I probably would have chosen a lovely Disney song for her funeral.  The week she died she was supposed to come visit and we were going to go to Disneyland, an over-due visit with her.

When it comes to picking a tune for the memorial, don’t be afraid to stray from the classic music.  Play something your loved one listened to all the time, their favorite song, or a song from their favorite movie or band.  Adding personal songs helps give a custom and memorable tribute.  And if you like to paint outside the box, kick it up a notch, and play something fun, happy, playful and full of spirit.

Keep in mind, there will be time before and after the service, go ahead and stick in a custom CD or their favorite album.  Make it an event, not just a service.

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1.  Pete’s Dragon:  “Candle On The Water” by Helen Reddy

2.  Lion King: “Circle of Life” by Carmen Twillie, Lebo M.

3.  Marry Poppins: “Feed the Birds”

4.  Jungle Book: “The Bare Necessities (Soundtrack)” by Phil Harris, Bruce Reitherman

5. The Princess and the Frog: “Almost There” by Anika Noni Rose

6. Toy AStory 2: “When She Loved Me” by Sarah McLachlan

7.  Pooh’s Grand Adventure: “Wherever You Are” by Pooh

 

8.  Pocahontas: “Colors of the Wind (From “Pocahontas”)” by Judy Kuhn

9.  Lilo and Stitch: “Aloha O`e(Farewell to Thee)” written by Queen Lili`uokalani.
A tender moment between Nani and Lilo from the spectacular Disney film “Lilo & Stitch”. The song Nani is singing to Lilo is “Aloha O`e (Farewell to Thee)”.

 

10.  Pinocchio:  “When You Wish Upon a Star” by Cliff Edwards

11.  Cinderella: “A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes” by Ilene Woods, Cinderella’s Mice Chorus

12.  Tarzan: “You’ll Be In My Heart” by Phil Collins

13.  Enchanted: “So Close” by Jon McLaughlin

14.  Pocahontas 2, Journey to a new world: “Where Do I Go From Here” by Pocahontas

15.  Dumbo: “No Longer An Elephant / Dumbo’s Sadness / A Visit In The Night / Baby Mine” by Betty Noyes
Note: I’m going with this version because it’s just the “Baby Mine” song.  The movie version has a lot of music in the beginning that may not be what is desired during a service.

 

16.  Toy Story: “You’ve Got A Friend In Me” by Randy Newman

17.  Lion King 2: “He Lives In You” by Lebo M

18.  Hercules: “Go the Distance” by Roger Bart

 

19.  Peter Pan: “Main Title (The Second Star to the Right)/All This Has Happened Before” by The Jud Conlon Chorus

20.  The Rescuers: “Someone’s Waiting for You” by Shelby Flint

21. Fox and Hound:  “Best Of Friends” by Pearl Bailey

 

22.  Aladdin: “A Whole New World” by Lea Salonga, Brad Kane

23. Alice in Wonderland: “The Mad Tea Party / The Unbirthday Song / Twinkle Twinkle / Clean Cup Move Down / Mad Watch” by Kathryn Beaumont, Ed Wynn, James Macdonald, Jerry Colonna

 

And from other Children’s movies and animations.

The Chippets: My Mother, unfortunately I am unable to find this for sale on Amazon.  If you find it, please let me know.

Please see our other blog post for 37 Songs to play at a funeral or memorial.

Christina is a cremation glass artist and creates memorial keepsakes and jewelry.  A creative way to keep those we’ve lost close to our heart.  Please visit Together Again to see her cremation glass collections.

We invite you to add any suggestion and links to songs in the comments below.

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37 Songs to play at a funeral or memorial.

37 Songs to play at a funeral or memorial.

When we are faced with the task of organizing a memorial or funeral there are many details and decisions.  When it came time to pick a song for my mom’s funeral, I was at a loss.  The Church picked a few hymns, but in retrospect, I wish I would have taken the time to find something sentimental.  I am not a music buff so of course, I am writing a blog entry on the subject with a lot of help.

Here are some song suggestions from my friends and fans, I hope you find something nice.

 

1.  “Dancing in the Sky” by Dani and Lizzy (Google PlayAmazonMP3iTunes) Cover by: Amanda Ploughman

 

2.  “Somewhere Over The Rainbow_What A Wonderful World” by Israel Kamakawiwo’ole (Google PlayAmazonMP3iTuneseMusic)

3. “Hear You Me” by Jimmy Eat World (Google PlayiTunesAmazonMP3)

4.  “Free Bird (Extended Music Version)” by Lynyrd Skynyrd (Google PlayAmazonMP3iTunes)

5. “Holes In The Floor Of Heaven” by Steve Wariner (Google PlayiTunesAmazonMP3)

6.  “Dust In The Wind” by Kansas (Google PlayAmazonMP3iTunes)

7.  “Do I Make You Proud” by Taylor Hicks (Google PlayAmazonMP3iTunes)

8.  “Edelweiss” by Bill Lee and Charmian Carr (Google PlayiTunesAmazonMP3)

9.  “Unchained Melody” by The Righteous Brothers (Google PlayiTunesAmazonMP3)

10.  “When I go away” by Levon Helms  http://www.levonhelm.com/

11.  “You Are My Sunshine (Version 1)” by Elizabeth Mitchell (Google PlayAmazonMP3iTuneseMusic)

12.  “The Dance” by The Country Dance Kings (Google PlayeMusicAmazonMP3iTunes)

13.  “No More “I Love You’s”” by Annie Lennox (Google PlayeMusicAmazonMP3iTunes)

14. “Go Rest High on That Mountain” by Vince Gill (Google PlayiTunesAmazonMP3)

15.  “Comfortably Numb (Live)” by Pink Floyd (Google PlayiTunesAmazonMP3)

16.  “Angel” by Sarah McLachlan (Google PlayiTunesAmazonMP3)

17.  “Gone, Gone, Gone” by Phillip Phillips (Google PlayiTunesAmazonMP3)

18.  “Simple Man” by Lynyrd Skynyrd (Google PlayAmazonMP3iTunes)

19.  “The Old Rugged Cross” by Alan Jackson (Google PlayiTunesAmazonMP3)

20. “In the Blue of Evening” by Frank Sinatra, Tommy Dorsey (AmazonMP3iTunes)

21.  “[I’d Choose] You Again” by The Forester Sisters (Google PlayAmazonMP3iTunes)

22.  “Turn the Page (Live)” by Bob Seger & The Silver Bullet Band (iTunesAmazonMP3)

23.  “Ships Of Heaven” by BlackHawk (Google PlayiTunesAmazonMP3)

24.  “Stars” by Grace Potter and the Nocturnals

25.  “Wind Beneath My Wings” by Bette Midler (Google PlayiTunesAmazonMP3)

26.  “In Loving Memory” by Alter Bridge (Google PlayAmazonMP3iTunes)

27.  “From Where You Are” by Lifehouse (Google PlayiTunesAmazonMP3)

28.  On My Own” by Samantha Barks (Google PlayAmazonMP3iTunes)

29.  “Footprints in the Sand (Single Mix)” by Leona Lewis, Leona Lewis, Leona Lewis, Leona Lewis (Google PlayiTunesAmazonMP3)

30. “Spirit In The Sky” by Norman Greenbaum (Google PlayiTunesAmazonMP3eMusic)

31. “Lay Me Down” by Sam Smith (Google PlayAmazonMP3iTunes)

32.  “You Gave Me Time” by Paul Overstreet (Google PlayAmazonMP3iTunes)

33.  “Walking Her Home (Story)” by Mark Schultz (Google PlayiTunesAmazonMP3)

34.  “Address In The Stars” by Caitlin & Will (Google PlayAmazonMP3iTunes)

35.  “Drink A Beer” by Luke Bryan (Google PlayAmazonMP3iTunes)

36.  “The Prayer (With Charlotte Church)” by Josh Groban (Google PlayAmazonMP3iTunes)

37.  “Angel Standing By” by Jewel (Google PlayiTunesAmazonMP3)

 

 

If you are looking for a nice way to remember your loved one, please take a look at my cremation glass.